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, john, good morning. >> reporter: dan, bianna, good morning. if you have never heard of small business saturday it's only been around for three years, but it's starting to catch on. american express said last year, more than 100 million people participated in the shopping holiday. now, it's aimed at being the opposite of those wi wild scenes that we saw the day before on black friday. so what was this pushing and shoving about? new numbers out this morning show thanksgiving day shopping took a big bite out of black friday. consumers spent just over $11 billion friday. but that's down almost 2% from last year, and online sales rose more than 17% on thanksgiving. more than 20% on friday. >> people are going to get hurt! >> reporter: and on small business saturday, a day to support your local mom and pop store, shoppers found a way to avoid the crush at the mall. >> we have a 3-year-old, and this is one-stop shopping. we got everything we need all at once. they're wrapping our gifts right now. >> reporter: and you missed the crowds? >> no crowds. i mean, no crowds. >> reporter: west side
is from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. dan and bianna, they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putting up a tree on december 23rd. >> better than december 26th. >> it stays up until like march. that's the problem. >> nice to see bo in that shot, too. did you see bo, the dog? >> just like the girls, he's huge. >> he's grown. yes. alex, thank you. >>> well, the smoke is now clearing from the black friday fireworks which started earlier than ever, on thanksgiving night. millions of americans hit the malls in a mad dash to get their hands on hot holiday deals at rock-bottom prices. and abc's john schriffen found himself in the middle of the mayhem and joins us from a kmart in new york city. good morning, john. i saw you tweeted, what a difference a day makes. >> reporter: it is so different here. bianna, good morning. i feel like i can come out of hiding right now because things have certainly calmed down. at least here at this kmart. now, the past two days, everything you can imagine has been flying off the shelves, with early indications that this c
you so much. >>> now, dan harris has the top stories developing this morning. >> thank you. good morning, everybody. we're going to start with the large and lethal highway pileup in texas. police have never seen anything like this. dozens of cars, trucks and suvs, piled on top of one another. look at this. smashed like toys. rescuers desperately trying to find survivors and pull them out of the wreckage. abc's ryan owens tells us how this happened. >> reporter: crews spent all night trying to untangle this mangled mess of metal. they think there's as many as 150 cars, trucks and semis piled up on this stretch of texas highway. two people, a man and a woman in this suburban were killed. almost 100 others spent their holiday in the hospital. >> look at this 18-wheeler right here. >> reporter: dense fog blinded drivers here on thanksgiving morning. investigators say most of them couldn't see a foot in front of them. >> it takes just one person to unexpectedly hit their brakes. and there's the domino effect. >> bam. you could hear it for miles. >> reporter: it happened on interstate
morning, dan. with sales starting so early, retailers say they got an early heads-up on the shopping this christmas season. it was pretty hard to ignore the deals. and the new gadgets. like your own drone. apple, playing hard to get, wouldn't announce their deals until friday morning. flashing ipads, ipods and accessory prices to compete with stores, like target. offering as much as $60 gift cards with a purchase of certain ipads. and some deals were announced via twitter. what were the big sellers in this year's black friday sales. >> pretty similar to last year. electronics, video games, tvs, toys. >> reporter: bradsdeals.com said the most popular deal was a vizio 60-inch hd-tv, for $688 at walmart. target staffers tell us board games, furby. yes, furby is back. along with traditional favorites, barbie. also hard to keep stock, some believe this year's hot ticket item, wii u, watch tv and play games all at the same time. >> they check out the deals and find out something else is wonderful that they need to have. or makes a great gift for someone else. >> reporter: like brookstone's
. if we go with this guru, we need to get you a new wardrobe. >> i think you're right, dan. >> if these deals were offered online for days, does cyber monday even still exist? >> yeah. no. i just think that we had to look at this, it's become preing ththi this -- prethanksgiving, small business/cyber monday. the thing with alerts, e-mails, texts and apps, the deal guru has deal fatigue. that said, there are still deals to be had. you just have to shop smart from now until christmas. >> i know that you have fatigue, there are some areas where there will be deals tomorrow. >> let's get into it. the mac daddy of cyber monday and that's clothing. you're looking for blanket across the deals, express women's clothing, 40%. lands end. 30% plus free shipping. new york and company, 50% to 70% off the entire site. plus free shipping. another category that's kind of a yes and no, unless you have to have it for your kids, skylander or monster high girls, or something that might be scarce like the wii u gaming console. one site called yo yo.com it's 41% off any testimony. tvs, again, it
, accused of cheating a lottery winner out of his millions. dan and nancy are weighing in live. >>> and like mother like daughter story that you have to see, anna nicole smith's 6-year-old daughter, dannielynn, following in mom's footsteps. we're going to hear from her and her dad in an abc news exclusive. you all remember the guess? ads, well, guess who is in them now? >>> also, the muppets and dolly parton, reuniting. they're going to take over "good morning america" all morning long. >>> i whole lot coming up this tuesday morning. let's get right to the lottery murder trial in florida. dee dee moore is accused of swindling a jackpot winner out of millions before shooting him in cold blood. steve osunsami is covering it all. >> i wouldn't trust dee dee moore as far as i can throw her. >> reporter: harsh words. from the sheriff who threw dee dee moore in jail after police found the body of lottery winner abraham shakespeare buried in moore's back yard and covered in concrete. >> the person that convinced him that she was there for his best interest is dee dee. >> reporter: in november 2006
in the casey anthony case. dan abrams standing by to weigh in. here's rob nelson with the latest on that evidence that police never found. good morning, rob. >> jose baez first revealed some of what is being described as missing evidence right here on "gma" in july. but this morning, it appears that police and prosecutors are finally breaking their silence. >> we, the jury, find the defendant, not guilty. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has learned that the sheriff's office that investigated the case admits it missed strange internet searches made on the anthoniy's home computer, the last day caylee was seen alive. the searches apparently were never discovered by investigators because they were using a web browser. >> on the day that caylee died, someone on the anthony home computer ran searches an hour after george said they left the home. >> reporter: someone searched the term "foolproof suffocation." and in his book, "presumed guilty." part of the defense was caylee drowned in the family pool. one reporter is saying that the missed computer records are an oversight and a l
legal team. nancy grace, the host of nancy grace on hln. also "gma" legal analyst dan abrams. dan, i'm no lawyer. but i don't understand what jeffrey pyne's lawyer was doing with the questioning to the lead detective. >> he's been asking a number of people. and he's been meaning it to be a rhetorical question. effectively, you can't say for certain who did this, or who killed her. but it's -- lawyers know you should never ask the question if you don't know the answer. particularly, when you're talking about a detective, who clearly believes, based on all of the evidence, that he does know who did it. so, it was not a smart question to ask. it's not going to be the game-changer in this case. but in retrospect, the lawyer shouldn't have done it. >> nancy, you would think that the detective does believe that jeffrey pyne's guilty, after the whole investigation, or there wouldn't be a prosecution. but that has to have some impact on the jury. >> of course it does. very typically juries believe police officers. they believe doctors. often, you'll see a doctor come in his surgical outfit b
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